Writer’s Block Begone!

Writer’s Block Begone!.

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About Jackie Cartwright

Jackie Cartwright spent her childhood in Northern Ireland, during the Troubles, in a farming town called Limavady, where “Northern Branches” takes place. She is a former English and Theatre Studies high-school teacher, who attended Leeds and Oxford University. She taught in London for five years, finishing as a Department Head. She has worked as an Assistant Director for successful British TV dramas such as “Daylight Robbery”, and dabbled as a radio presenter for an English hospital radio. This novelist ‘wanna be’ lives in New York with her husband, a hungry Guinea Pig, five goldfish and two small kids. She fell in love with the U.S.A while working at a Summer Camp in Maine and during a semester at Ripon College Wisconsin as part of her B.A. She is active in several local not-for-profit organizations, acting as a mentor at Women Care and as the leader of the Westchester Chapter of the Holistic Moms Network for four years. She adores volunteering for WNYC New York Public Radio and is an active PTA member. Jackie partners with the Sound Shore Writers Group in Rye, and has attended several writing courses at Sarah Lawrence and Gotham Writers Workshop. She teachers writing when she finds the time. On her Tumblr blog, www.egotasticearthmom@tumblr.com, Jackie shares her Irish wit, a passion for writing, and holistic parenting. “Northern Branches” is her debut novel.
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3 Responses to Writer’s Block Begone!

  1. Lucy I. says:

    This was good to read as I am struggling to quiet my mind enough to write this morning.

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    • It’s always a struggle for me Lucy, and it was a tough few weeks, (I always feel out of sorts when I don’t feel I’ve achieved much writing in a day), I hope it helps. There’s no easy answer to sitting down and pouring your heart and soul into a page, but what a privilege it is to try. So many people haven’t got the confidence or feel that their voice isn’t good enough, that makes me sad. Every single person has an amazing story to tell, fiction or non-fiction. Good luck!

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  2. Reblogged this on Jackie Cartwright Author/Blogger and commented:

    Another chance to see my latest blog! For the writers out there it’s a help!

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